A Conversation on Race – Iowa Conference, The United Methodist Church

Almost 190 people listened live on Facebook as Bishop Laurie hosted a Conversation on Race with members of our Iowa UM Conference family. This conversation is the 1st in a series intended to help all of us to see, listen and learn from our black brothers and sisters in Christ....
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Help Support Camp and Create Scholarships

A campaign to help support camp and create scholarships is taking place, so that any child can attend a United Methodist camp in Iowa, regardless of their financial situation. The campaign’s goal is to raise $50,000; the weekly cost of one summer camper is $700. Please contact...
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A Pastoral Letter to the Iowa Annual Conference from Bishop Laurie Haller

April 26, 2019 Grace and peace to the holy and faithful saints in Christ Jesus in Iowa! I share this letter with you in convicted humility, knowing that I am a sinner, continually falling short of God’s glory and standing in need of God’s grace. None of us knows the will of God...
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Finishing Up

Pastor Paul Wilcox wrote the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church Lent 2018 Daily Devotion for Tuesday, March 13, 2018.  Finishing Up Numbers 20:1-13 Not being a lover of math, “Numbers” has never been my favorite book of the Bible. Still, the story...
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United Methodist Camp News

All of the Pictured Rocks staff are excited to be hosting our 2 nd Annual Spring Retreats for youth in grades 3-8! 3rd-5th grade March 10-11 1 PM—1PM Cost: $50 6th-8th grade April 6-8 7PM—1 PM Cost: $75 Don’t let your kids miss out on this great opportunity for awesome faith, fun...
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Rev. Paul Wilcox to become Northeast Superintendent

Bishop Laurie Haller has announced that Rev. Paul Wilcox will become the Superintendent of the Northeast District. He succeeds Rev. Jackie Bradford, who has served the district since 2011. “The Iowa Annual Conference has eight districts, each led by a Superintendent who works...
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30-DAY JOURNEY PRAYER

During August, Iowa United Methodist Churches are invited to join our hearts together in prayer for this season of transition in the Iowa Conference. Lifting prayers for Bishop Julius C. and First Lady Racelder Grandberry-Trimble as they prepare to become the resident Bishop and...
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A message from Bishop Julius C. Trimble “Praying for Dallas”

Praying for Dallas I weep over these news reports that almost are unreal…but they are real.  I know Jesus weeps, even as he wept over Lazarus in Jerusalem.  I believe Jesus weeps at the loss of innocent lives, in particular police officers, sworn to serve and protect and are made...
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The Church at Its Best

We will proclaim again this Easter Sunday. “We serve a risen savior who is in the world today.” I greet you this Easter season full of hope and gratitude with signs of spring all around. The United Methodist Church in Iowa, planted in counties and communities of all...
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Just Resolution Achieved in Complaint Against Rev. Dr. Larry Sonner

JUST RESOLUTION ACHIEVED IN COMPLAINT AGAINST REV. DR. LARRY SONNER for conducting a same-gender wedding in October 2014. Read the full letter from Bishop Trimble here. 
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